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    Post  Stanley1956 Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:27 pm

    Hello:
    I am new to the hobby.
    I recently got a WW2 1:48 scale german U boat from a friend whose father recently passed.
    It has some damage and needs repair to the hull. Also I am not sure about the water tight cylinder.
    i could anyone with expeetise to walk me through how to get it repaired.
    Thanks.

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    Post  david f Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:56 am

    Happy to help. Hull damage can be easily repaired, especially if the hull is glass fibre. Does the WTC leak? (Immerse in water, blow and look for bubbles.)

    Can you post some photos of her?

    (If you are having trouble posting photos(a little bit quirky on this Forum) email me the photos. (Contact me first on PM for my email address.))

    David

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    Post  Stanley1956 Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:24 am

    David,
    Thank you for your reply and offer to helpo.
    Could you tell me how to message you. I am new to this site and am having trouble finding my way around it.
    The sub has some hull damage. I will send you photos.
    Forgive me but I do not know what WTC means? Please expalin. Is that the wateer tight cylinder?
    I will wait for your reply.
    Thanks.
    Stan

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    Post  david f Fri Nov 03, 2023 9:01 am

    Sorry yes, WTC is Water Tight Cylinder.

    We all seem to live in an Acronym Rich Environment or should that be an ARE? Help with 1:48 scale WW2 German U boat 1f615

    email sent.

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    Post  david f Wed Nov 08, 2023 2:24 pm

    These are the photos that Stan from Florida has sent over.
    Can anyone recognize the origins of the model?
    (I have also posted Stan's videos of hull and WTC over on Facebook. I have also asked him to post full length photos of the hull and WTC)

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Nov 08, 2023 3:54 pm

    Looks like a 1/72 Revell Type VII. With a D&E fittings kit (David Merriman).
    Nice!

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    Post  david f Wed Nov 08, 2023 4:02 pm

    Wow, that was quick Tom!

    I was thinking that too but I am not good on anything that is not scratch built Help with 1:48 scale WW2 German U boat 1f609

    From what Stan said in his email, I think my suggestion to also join the SubCommittee went down well.

    There must be a lot of model sub activity in Florida. Sunshine, swimming pools. 9 deg Celsius here so I am envious!
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    Post  tsenecal Wed Nov 08, 2023 8:26 pm

    Stan,

    we can verify that it is in fact a 1/72 scale boat with the following info:

    1/72 - length will be somewhere near 36"
    1/48 - length will be somewhere near 54"
    1/32 - length will be somewhere near 82"

    based on photos here and videos on facebook, it is a 1/72 scale type VII (revell plastic model kit) with a david merriman "sub-driver" wtc. I have one of those sitting in a box on a shelf in my workshop, waiting to be built as a static model, and my parts look identical to the pictures here.

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